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UK coronavirus live: face covering rules for students should be kept under review, says union


Association of School and College Leaders says government should review guidance after World Health Organisation says children 12 and over should wear masks

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The chief executive of the Royal Statistical Society has told Ofqual to “cease defending the indefensible” in the latest exchange in a row over the algorithm used to determine this year’s A-level and GCSE results.

The dispute began with comments made by the RSS in which the society said it had offered to help with the algorithm but objected to the proposed confidentiality agreement that experts would be required to sign and claimed it had received no official response to its concerns.

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